F-3 Drawing


The sorting pens also serve as receiving pens in this shipping/receiving system. At 1200 square feet each, cattle new cattle have room to lay down if necessary. The cattle scale also serves as a commodities scale for large trucks. Best practice in a large system involves a curved system, crowd pen, and concrete steps in the ramp.


This large scale shipping/receiving facility is part of a complex of facilities for a large feed yard in Texas. The scale is set up to weigh commodities along with cattle. Locating the scale house and office in this area is good practice. Each of the holding pens is 1200 square feet, enough space to hold 1 truckload of fat cattle, or 65 calves. The posts in the curved fence on 4 foot centers. The grooved concrete floors must be deep for cattle. The book has good tips for concrete, and illustrations for the grooving tools. This facility was designed with solid sided fences beginning in the curved alley, crowd pen, and single file.

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